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. howard fineman is here but first new polls in the presidential race. the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a new "national journal" poll he leads romney by seven. 50/43 and has a seven-point nationally. romney, 45 and obama, 52. the new purple strategies poll, in north carolina, president obama has a two-point lead over mitt romney, 48/46% and look at this, the race is tightening even in deep red arizona. that poll shows romney with a lead over the president by three points and the romney campaign says everyone is safe i'm chris matthews in sunny his wife's plane made a smoke-filed landing in the cabin. let's go to this with howard fineman joining us right now. i want to read to you a classic example of a news dump. he paid an effective rate of 14.1% which which is below the rate we know they pay of taxes and the campaign released a summary for the past 20 years and say he paid an average of $20.2% and never paid less than 13.6%. republican castellano told the politico "at first i thought this was an april fools' joke." but it didn't april. i can't believe david axelrod will say he mutt
turn to newt gingrich to try to save todd aiken in missouri and save the senate. howard fineman has the latest. >> it turns out he stacked the crowd with supporters. it's not the first time. >> i do love that music. i have to tell you. >> good to have you with us tonight. thanks for watching. mitt romney tried to create a distraction from his 47% comments. instead he gave himself more headaches. friday afternoon the romney campaign released the 2011 tax returns. the romneys paid 14.1% and would have paid an even lower rate if they took all of their deductions. the tax returns put the focus back on the issue of tax fairness in america. romney was asked about his tax rate during an interview with "60 minutes." >> is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you did? >> it is a low rate. one of the reasons why the capital gains tax rate is lower is because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level. as high as 35%. >> so you think it is fair? >> yeah, i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth to get people to invest, start business
, their base or the middle? is there even a middle anymore? howard fineman makes his debut in "the cycle" this hour. >> every convention has a party, but what do each convention's musical choices say? >> all that, plus what i want to hear from the president tonight. it's september 6th. the grand finale of the dnc, and you're in "the cycle." >>> good thursday afternoon to you. as all you cycle fans know, that means the intersection of presidential politics and, of course, baseball. so as we are in the bottom of the sixth in the election cycle, the game is tight. last night the democrats sent in their premier setup man, a left-hander named clinton, and set up he did. >> i want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. but who burns for america on the inside. >> i could have watched that speech all night. like all good setup men, he left no doubt where he stands in relation to the closer, president barack obama. >> president obama started with a much weaker economy than i did. listen to me now. no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repair
mind. about supporting this candidate. i'll ask howard fineman how long the republican party will go, how far they will go to try to win the senate. >>> and romney says the uninsured can rely on emergency rooms for health care. but five years ago, he called the same practice socialism. we'll have the details. share your thoughts with us on facebook and on twitter using the hash tag edshow. we're coming right back. >>> welcome back to "the ed show." tax fairness is one of mitt romney's biggest problems. i have to tell you no wage earner i have spoken with thinks romney's 13 or 14% rate is fair. let's hear mitt romney's take on it one more time. >> is that fair to the guy who makes $50,000 and paid a higher rate than you? >> it is a low rate and one of the reasons the capital gains tax rate is lower because capital has already been taxed once at the corporate level. as high as 35%. >> so you think it is fair? >> yeah. i think it's the right way to encourage economic growth to get people to invest, to start businesses, to put people to work. >> let's turn to msnbc political analyst rich
's earned a few more. howard fineman and joy ann reid are here. first, new polls in the presidential race. let's check the "hardball" scoreboard. according to a national journal poll, president obama leads mitt romney by seven, 50% to 43%. the president also has a seven-point lead nationally in the new princeton poll. he's at 52%, romney at 45%. two interesting state number from the purple strategies poll. in north carolina president obama has a two-point lead over mitt romney, 48%, 46%. the race is tightening in deep red arizona. romney with a lead of just three points over the president. and this just in, the romney campaign says everyone is safe after ann rom's plan made an emergency landing in colorado after smoke filled the cabin. ann romney even tweeted about it saying everyone is okay. good for her. let's go to this with -- let's go to this with howard fineman joining us right now. i want to read to you right now a classic example of a friday afternoon news dump. it's mitt romney releasing his tax returns for last year. he paid an effective rate of 14.1% which is below the rate we
rooms. i'm joined by msnbc political analyst howard fineman and joy ann reid, managing editor of thegrio.com. more polling data that shows mitt romney trailing. let's check the hardball scoring board. according to a new fox news poll, president obama leads romney by five points among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 43%. catch that, the fox poll. highly significant there. let's go right now to howard on this question. it looks to me like this divorce papers are pretty much out there right now. all that you hear now is romney doesn't really want to be stuck in that little basement where they cut medicare. >> well, mitt romney was on the campaign trail today saying, i have a little secret, i'm going to win pennsylvania. okay. he's not going to win pennsylvania. >> it's the oldest state in the union. >> he's not going to win pennsylvania with paul ryan's profile on medicare or budget cutting or anything else. so if mitt romney is serious about making a play in pennsylvania, that just underscores how inconvenient paul ryan has become. look, mitt romney did not pick paul ryan because of paul
howard fineman and joy ann reid, managing editor of he grio.com. more polling data that shows mitt romney trailing. according to a new fox news poll, president obama leads romney by five points among likely voters nationwide. 48% to 43%. catch that, the fox poll. highly significant there. let's go right now to howard on this question. it looks to me like this divorce papers are pretty much out there right now. all that you hear now is romney doesn't really want to be stuck in that little basement where they cut medicare. >> well, mitt romney was on the campaign trail today saying, i have a little secret, i'm going to win pennsylvania. okay. he's not going to win pennsylvania. >> it's the oldest state in the union. >> he's not going to win pennsylvania with paul ryan's profile on medicare or budget cutting or anything else. so if mitt romney is serious about making a play in pennsylvania, that just underscores how inconvenient paul ryan has become. look, mitt romney did not pick paul ryan because of paul ryan's medicare or budget programs. he picked paul ryan because of his youthfulness, b
and howard the great fineman is an msnbc analyst. ladies and gentlemen in the crowd, here are the numbers. gallup tracking poll. out today shows the president holding steady with a one-point lead over mitt romney. 47-46. a margin unchanged in the past days. the survey of national adults showed a mixed reaction to the republican convention. 40% that heard or read about it made them more likely to vote for romney versus 38% who made them less likely. not a resounding bounce. chuck todd? >> i feel like we're at college game day. this is great. we got to put on the hat. will it be the donkey or the elephant? we've got to put on the hat. >> what did you feel like at the republican convention, chuck todd? ha! >> we said before these conventions there wouldn't be bounces. so far no bounces. why is there no bounce? $500 million was spent before the convention started. this is a locked in electorate. it was locked in before the conventions. it's locked in after. mitt romney was not trying to hold a convention to fire up the base. he was trying to hold a convention to make suburban women like him.
again. >> howard fineman on the republican train wreck. and we'll go to boston for live reaction to the elizabeth warren/scott brown debate. >>> mitt romney says, he would have an easier time getting elected if he were mexican. and he uses a slur to describe undocumented immigrants. tonight, we'll go live to miami for reaction from the latino community. >>> and mitt romney's coal miner photo op is backfiring in his face. >> people wonder how they're going to have a brighter future. >> i'll tell you what a mitt romney presidency means for workers. >>> good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. it's day four of mitt romney's 47% problem and the issue is not going away. president obama was asked about mitt romney's comments regarding 47% of americans during a town hall event on univision. >> when you express an attitude that half the country considers itself victims, that somehow they want to be dependent on government, my thinking is maybe you haven't gotten around a lot. >> mitt romney held his own town hall event on univision last night. suddenly the percentage
of it. joining me is howard fineman and joe klein of the times. let's take a look at the two polls. the two key states ohio and florida. according to "the washington post," president obama has a four-point lead over mitt romney in florida. four points down there in a very tough state. 51%,/47% for obama. in ohio, the president's lead is a more comfortable eight points. that's dramatic. howard fineman, thank you for joining us, and joe klein of "time" magazine. thank you. it strikes me the numbers i put out tonight, and i'm going to get all through them, shows a party obliterated to reality. she don't seem to watch the news. don't seem to know the huge fight that went on when we realized there was no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. that was the whole reality we lived in, the disillusionment on the right, the confusion in the middle, the anger on the left. they didn't even experience that period of time? >> well, chris, to put a charitably, i think the republican party today is the nostalgia party. that was my sense of it having kind of marinated in their world view down in tamp
the results later on in the the show. i'm joined tonight by howard fineman, nbc news political analyst, and the editorial director of the "huffington post" media group. howard, great to have you with us. >> hi, ed. >> why do i feel like the romney campaign is like a rural america, first time ever city commission race? >> well, that's the way a lot of other people see it, including privately, i would say, karl rove. if you read the rest of that piece, he said, this too shall pass, but the next phase is crucial, meaning mitt romney has to get on message, whatever that message ultimately is and perform at a superhuman level and deliver a hard to imagine knockout blow to the president in the first presidential debate. i've covered a lot of these campaign, ed, and i watched some succeed and i watched them fall apart. this one at this point, 47 days before the election, looks like a slow motion train wreck. >> it's in trouble. no question. what do you make of mitt romney talking about his dad getting government assistance after slamming those very people behind closed doors that was supposed
sympathized with the crowds in libya and egypt. mark halperin and howard fineman are political analysts for msnbc. how did romney get in this mess? look at the timeline of events. it started yesterday morning at 6:00 a.m. eastern time, noon in cairo. that's when the american embassy put out a statement saying it condemns the statements by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of muslims. at about noon, the wall was breached and ripped down around 10:00 at night. secretary clinton released a statement condemning the violence. the romney camp sent a statement saying it's disgraceful that the obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions but to sympathize with the waged the attacks. reince priebus tweeted, white obama sim pa thizs with attackers in egypt. sad and pathetic. a.p. first reports american ambassador in libya has been killed. comic only in the political intrigue and perhaps stupidity here of mitt romney. >> well, this is what happened politically when you're a candidate without the facts and with few friends. okay? eat
's take a look at that for a minute. howard fineman, thanyou for joing us, and joe klein of "time" magazine. ank you. strikes me the mberput out night, and i'm going to get all through them, shows a party obliterated to reality. she don't seem to watch the news. don't seem to know the huge fight that went on when we realized there was no weapons of mass destruction in iraq. that was the whole rlity we lived in, the disillusionment on the right, the confuon in the middle, the anger on the left. they didn't even experience that riod of time? >> well, chris, to put a charitably, i think the republican party today is the nostalgia party. atas msense of ihavi kindf manate t w ew down in tampa at the republican convention. they think of a simpler world, a world where the verities they believe in still apply in simple terms. the fact is it's a complex world. if you just run against govement, if the whole thing is i don want governmenti don't believe in government, then you aren't going to participate in the reality of economic life for one in america today. they're the nostalgia party. t
america's economy and allowed us to be the shining city on the hill. >> let's bring in howard fineman, editorial director at the huffington post media group. howard, what freedom do we lack that mitt romney proposes to restore to us? >> well, i think toure, it's the freedom of people who make a lot of money to keep it all, and people who make a moderate amount of money to keep more of it. and he's got a point up to a point, but it's certainly not enough to win a presidential election on it and not enough for mitt romney in particular, given who he is and who he's been portrayed as being. >> that's a strange use of the term "freedom," to talk about letting rich people keep more money. this is not a campaign about freedom. >> well, look, it is if you take it seriously as a contest of ideas. it's a contest about which is central and which controls. the so-called free market, if you grant that it's free to begin with, versus government. the truth is that the market in government in america have cooperated as well as fought with each other for our entire history. it's actually the creative
bush keeps speaking eloquently about but those folks are losing. i want to go to howard fineman who has been on the convention floor tonight. he's talking to people not just about their reaction but what democrats think the kind of work is they need to get done out of this convention to help them out for november. howard? >> yeah, rachel. michelle obama came out tonight to the music of "signed, sealed, and delivered." obviously it's not signed, sealed and delivered. and my interpretation of her speech and julian castro's speech is in many ways they are speaking to the obama supporters and trying to reignite the enthusiasm those people showed four years ago. they were reintroducing barack obama not to the entire country, necessarily. but to the volunteers and to the people who made it happen four years ago. i was talking to mark warner, the senator from virginia who had been governor. he was traveling around the state on labor day when they have traditional rallies in the state. four years ago, he said to me on the floor tonight, four years ago there were barack obama signs everywhere an
the howard finemans of the world, to get the political media to chase these returns, to spend now time digging into mitt romney's tax returns and just the barest minimum of the tax returns to stop the story and the bleeding that's happening over the last two weeks of terrible news. >> why do you think knowing that he won't -- >> it worked. >> release information about the tax returns improves the story, joy? >> that's the problem. they know that the tax return story is a bad news story. it's the returns previous to 2011 that harry reid and others are speculating romney paid even less than 14%. and harry reid sort of, you know, smoke and mirrors thing, maybe zero. this doesn't help. but i think that they've decided that because this return shows that he paid some taxes at least it will take away the talking point that, well, you're one of the 47%, mitt romney. you didn't pay any taxes. so at least it showed he paid something. >> joy, he paid less than you pay of payroll taxes -- >> a bad storyline. >> the federal income level do pay when they go to work. you know, paper boys pay that. g
. >> howard fineman was inside the hall and was able to hear the speech live both observe and have his own reactions there. howard? >> couple things. first, a great sense of family in the hall. for barack obama, truly affection for him on a personal level, which is important and a bit of a contrast to tampa. that's number one. number two, i agree with most of what has been said about them trying to make it a choice and not referendum on unemployment and so forth. that is what is always done in this kind of situation. the thing that struck me was the reference to abraham lincoln. what barack obama was saying is, i was elected on the idea of hope. i was elected as a symbol, just like that big statue of abraham lincoln on the mall. but for abraham lincoln to become abraham lincoln he had to face terrible struggles and trials to make the changes he wanted to make. joe biden began the redefinition in his speech by saying, and i think the words were, there is a journey to hope and the cause of change. in other words, we're not there yet. but barack obama was saying tonight, if i can take inspira
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